10/14/10 press release


Beaver Island State Park, West River Parkway, Strawberry and Motor Islands

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation has announced that lottery drawings for the first half of Waterfowl Hunting Season at Beaver Island State Park have been scheduled. 

Draws will be held every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday beginning Friday, October 22, 2010. The doors will open at 6:00pm and the draws start at 6:30pm sharp. The draws will be held in the Grand Island Community Center, located within the Nike Base Park at 3278 Whitehaven Road, Grand Island, NY. 

Again this season, State Parks will also be including a DEC Universal Access Blind located on East River Road at Spicer Creek Wildlife Management Area (north of the cemetery). Waterfowl hunting is restricted to the wooden Universal Blind structure only.

To participate in the lottery drawings, hunters must be present and show a valid NYS Small Game Hunting license with a signed duck stamp, proof of completion of a Waterfowl ID course and proof of registration in the Harvest Information Program (HIP).

You may contact the Park Office at (716)773-3271 on weekdays between 8:30a.m.and 4:00 p.m. for more information.